Ranch User News

High Performance Computing on Frontera Training Series - October 2020

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 20, 2020 9:33:47 AM

This October, TACC is offering training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera on three separate days. During the first day (10/15) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and delve into advanced topics in...

Updated on Sep 23, 2020 1:19:25 PM

Registration for these three training sessions is now open.  Space availability is limited and these courses are in high demand, so please make an attempt to register as soon as possible.


Original Posting

This October, TACC is offering training on High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming for Frontera on three separate days. During the first day (10/15) we focus on parallel programming with OpenMP. We provide an introduction to OpenMP in the morning and delve into advanced topics in the afternoon. On the second day (10/22) the focus shifts to MPI, again covering an introduction and some advanced topics. We also discuss hybrid computing and the interplay between OpenMP and MPI within a single code. On the last day (10/29) we will discuss Parallel I/O, HPC tools, debugging, profiling, and best practices on TACC machines time permitting.  

Each day will have a hands-on component (lab) that will be conducted on Frontera.  

This training sessions will be available to remote attendees via webcast. Dates are tentative and registration for each of the sessions will be opened on learn.tacc.utexas.edu during the second week in September.  An additional announcement will be posted at that time.

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

TACC Network Maintenance Sunday 13 September 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Aug 31, 2020 11:10:31 AM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on Sunday, 13 September 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete....

Updated on Sep 13, 2020 12:45:12 PM

As of Sunday, 13 Sept 2020 at 12:45 PM (CDT) the network maintenance is complete and services should be available

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on Sunday, 13 September 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers 17-18 September, 2020

Posted by Jason Allison on Aug 31, 2020 12:34:35 PM

Last chance to register (deadline Sep 4) for the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 17-18, 2020 virtually over Zoom and Slack. TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers, and scholars from across the state who use and would like to use the Texas Advanced...

Last chance to register (deadline Sep 4) for the TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 17-18, 2020 virtually over Zoom and Slack.

TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers, and scholars from across the state who use and would like to use the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals. Researchers from across the country are welcome to attend. This meeting will be an opportunity for you to:

- Showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources
- Learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials
- Network with other TACC users/researchers
- Hear information about the latest TACC systems and services

To register and for more information please visit: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/taccster

Please contact taccster@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Ranch Maintenance 11 August 2020

Posted by David Littrell on Aug 11, 2020 7:45:41 PM

Ranch will be down for 4 hours starting at 8:00 pm CST 8/11/2020 for file integrity checks to correct an issue in the Commons earlier in the evening.

Updated on Aug 11, 2020 11:24:52 PM

Ranch is now back in Production.

Original Posting

Ranch will be down for 4 hours starting at 8:00 pm CST 8/11/2020 for file integrity checks to correct an issue in the Commons earlier in the evening.

TACC Authentication Issues Monday 20 July 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jul 20, 2020 11:39:12 AM

Users who attempt to authenticate with SMS are receiving an error authenticating. As of as of 11:25 AM (CDT) we are aware of the issue and currently investigating the issue and a solution.

Users who use the TACC token are not affected.

Updated on Jul 20, 2020 10:09:26 PM

SMS multi-factor authentication has been restored. 

Original Posting

Users who attempt to authenticate with SMS are receiving an error authenticating. As of as of 11:25 AM (CDT) we are aware of the issue and currently investigating the issue and a solution.

Users who use the TACC token are not affected.

TACC Authentication Issues Sunday 19 July 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jul 19, 2020 3:25:11 PM

We are currently experiencing an issue with authentication to TACC systems following the network maintenance, as of 3:15 PM (CDT) MFA and VPN are offline and work continues to restore those services.

Updated on Jul 19, 2020 10:15:25 PM

Login and MFA issues have been resolved. 

Original Posting

We are currently experiencing an issue with authentication to TACC systems following the network maintenance, as of 3:15 PM (CDT) MFA and VPN are offline and work continues to restore those services.

TACC Network Maintenance Sunday 19 July 2020

Posted by Dean Nobles on Jul 9, 2020 11:09:40 AM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on Sunday 19 Jul 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete. Please...

Updated on Jul 19, 2020 1:50:30 PM

As of Sunday, 19 Jul 2020 at 1:45 PM (CDT) the network maintenance is complete and services should be available.

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on Sunday 19 Jul 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch is back in production Tuesday 14 July 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jul 14, 2020 12:50:13 PM

Ranch is back in production, as of Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:30pm (CDT) following yesterday’s power event.

Ranch is back in production, as of Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:30pm (CDT) following yesterday’s power event.

TACC User Portal Status Friday 26 June 2020

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jun 26, 2020 4:23:08 PM

We are currently experiencing an issue regarding user responses to tickets via the TACC User Portal. If you have replied to a ticket via the TUP in the last week, we may not have seen your response. As such, those tickets have not received additional assistance.    We are still working to resolve...

Updated on Jul 2, 2020 11:37:15 AM

The issue with ticket responses in the TACC User Portal has been resolved. You may now reply to tickets via the portal as normal.

Original Posting

We are currently experiencing an issue regarding user responses to tickets via the TACC User Portal. If you have replied to a ticket via the TUP in the last week, we may not have seen your response. As such, those tickets have not received additional assistance. 

 

We are still working to resolve the issue with the TUP and will provide an update once it is fixed. 

 

In the meantime, please reply to your tickets via the email notification that you receive from the portal. All new tickets and all replies sent via email are reaching the ticketing system without issue. 

 

This problem affects only the TACC User Portal and NOT the XSEDE User Portal. 

Ticketing emergency maintenance Monday 29 June 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 29, 2020 12:20:06 PM

In order to address the ongoing issues with tickets in the TACC User Portal, the ticket system will be going offline for emergency maintenance at 1:00 PM CDT on Monday, 29 June 2020. You will be unable to submit or alter tickets at that time. We will update this post once the ticket system is back...

Updated on Jun 29, 2020 2:26:25 PM

Emergency maintenance has been completed on the TACC User Portal as of 2:20 PM CDT on Monday, 29 June 2020.

Original Posting

In order to address the ongoing issues with tickets in the TACC User Portal, the ticket system will be going offline for emergency maintenance at 1:00 PM CDT on Monday, 29 June 2020. You will be unable to submit or alter tickets at that time. We will update this post once the ticket system is back online.

Ranch Outage Saturday 20 June 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 20, 2020 8:53:42 AM

The CMS datacenter experienced a voltage sag power event due to a thunderstorm earlier this morning at about 6:30 AM CDT. Ranch is currently down for filesystem checks and will be back up around 3:00 PM CDT.

Updated on Jun 20, 2020 2:33:07 PM

Ranch has returned to full production as of 20 June 2020 at 1:35 PM CDT 

Original Posting

The CMS datacenter experienced a voltage sag power event due to a thunderstorm earlier this morning at about 6:30 AM CDT. Ranch is currently down for filesystem checks and will be back up around 3:00 PM CDT.

TACC Network Maintenance 21 June 2020 - CANCELLED

Posted by Dean Nobles on Jun 4, 2020 11:13:15 AM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 14 Jun 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 2:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete. Please submit any...

Updated on Jun 18, 2020 8:39:59 AM

Please note that the network maintenance for Sunday, June 21st has been cancelled for now. It will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Updated on Jun 11, 2020 9:36:40 AM

Please note; this network service interruption will occur on June 21, not June 14

Updated on Jun 4, 2020 11:35:40 AM

Please note; this network service interruption will occur on June 14, not June 13.

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 14 Jun 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 2:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch System Maintenance on Tuesday June 16

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 2, 2020 9:13:16 AM

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. Disk system maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. Disk system maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

TACC Network Maintenance 10 May 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on May 8, 2020 12:04:01 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 10 May 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 2:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete. Please submit any...

Updated on May 10, 2020 11:01:58 AM

The TACC network maintenance is now complete.

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable on 10 May 2020 from 10:00 AM CDT until 2:00 PM CDT.  This is to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Ranch Login Reboot Monday 6 April 2020

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Apr 6, 2020 8:20:39 AM

Ranch login nodes were rebooted at 7:56 CT and all services are back.

Ranch login nodes were rebooted at 7:56 CT and all services are back.